November 28, 2013 Subject:
wish the music never stopped :(
i had a fun time at this show ! hitch hiked up from rhode island for this one !! dylan sound good for a change lol i was hoping he came out with them for Black Throated Wind , sound like jerry was trying to get him out for the song ,, love the Here Comes Sunshine ! that when the acid hit me,, lol all & all a grateful show , had it up & downs , but i loved it all !!
April 25, 2012 Subject:
It was ok
Hey man the suroundings sucked, I was in RFK in 86 and that sucked , but lets remember its Jerry Speaking to us! He may have forgot the words or the chords but hey It is a momorable show for all the last true dead heads
October 17, 2011 Subject:
... Very Sad
First show in years.A chinese new years? Santana. and then one decent Cap cntr.-I spent the next good bit of time incarcerated for trusting a 'Brother'-turned out to be the police.. now some wonderful woman wants to take me on tour as a 'welcome out' gift. drove up and took the ferry accross lake Champlain. Absolutely beautiful traveling up to the show!! -Then-- A Nightmare..Overcrowded..speedy acid..But the worst was Garcia..may as well been dead already. kept waiting for him to step up and jam.. Ramble on Rose left me stunned -One that was once such a vehicle for his magic, no longer. The Dead Machine killed Garcia. 90% of you hippies are affected bullshit artists. - I miss Jerry and it was such a sad and undignified way for such a special man to go out.- RFK was my last show, review and story to follow
July 31, 2011 Subject:
Gave the best we had to give.....
Yesh, Highgate '95 was the apocalypse compared to '94.... The mellowness had gone away... like the animation at the start of the Dead movie when things go bad for the skeleton..... As a band, firing on all cylinders, but without the key to the castle..... Jerry was sick and smacked out and barely hanging on.... yet for how vulgar the scene had gotten, and how much Jerry was struggling.... both got worse as the summer progressed [NJ was a nightmare!!]. All I could think leaving this show was, Jerry needs to get clean and healthy... but the machine rolled on and tragically crashed. RIP Jerry
September 21, 2010 Subject:
Daddy Sat Down And Cried
My last show as well . Brought my uncle and aunt to their only show . We told them during the set break to stay close . But newbies being newbies ...
But it wasn't their fault . The prior year at Highgate , a sell out , had about half the number of people . It was a zoo by the set break . A sad portent of things to come , as gate crashers easily waltzed right in .
There is nothing I can musically recommend . Liberty as my last song has a certain poetry for me . But I remember while they were playing it , watching the GD from the gate with my wife . We were trying to find our newbies , watching all the folks going by . It had an unusual feeling to it . I had been to bad shows before , but this was somehow different as I looked at all my fellow heads going by . Now , I can see that it was a last moment in time for me . Something gone that had had me , body and soul once . We waited for a few hours ( this before widespread cell phone use ) for my uncle and aunt . At one point my wife began crying and I did to . We finally found them . They had a terrible time . So did we .
September 21, 2010 Subject:
my last show
This was the last show I attended. As I look back on Dead '95 I have one to summarize the scene, the music & the vibe--UGLY. I attended my 1st show at the Spectrum in Philly (01/05/79) I've been to many shows in between. It pains me to admit that this show @ Highgate was the END for me. I will give this show a 1 star rating I wish I could've ended my personal run on a high note however it just wasn't meant to be. By the way my all time favorite year for attending shows is 1990. My favorite listening year is 1972. DARK STAR RIP, GD.
July 27, 2009 Subject:
I've heard alot of bad news about this show, but after listening to it, it isn't so bad. Maybe they were a little rusty after a couple of weeks off, and this being the first show of the midwest summer...whatever. The first set doesn't have any 'new' songs played and is pretty solid. Nice peggy o, el paso, ramble on rose, bt wind, loose lucy, promised. Second set was basically solid, really good drums/space with a special Box out of space, into a descent SOTm. What can you say? The drums were out of control. I'll say that it could have been Dark Star out of space., almost sounded like it goin into Box of rain. Oh well.
June 18, 2009 Subject:
Fun, yes. I was enjoying my first vacation in VT. What an amazingly beautiful state. To this day the Green Mts are a great memory. My recollection of the show though was a little less glowing. First, this show , for myself anyways, marked the end of "Heads" and the onslaught of idiocy. I know that sounds terrible and cynical. However, I believe the stats showed that show to have the highest attendance at Highgate - remember this is an airport. People were every where they shouldn't be. Mob mentality ruled as barricades were overrun and to this day I haven't forgotten the absolute look of fear in a beautiful girl's eyes whose lips were blue from too much NO2. Alright music. Don't get me wrong I'm still downloading it. But it was a far cry from the shows I saw in the late 80's.
This was one of the most enjoyable shows. The band just seemed to have fun Bobby and Jerry were smiling and laughing the whole show. Just listen to the old favorites played, they were just jammin' and having fun.